The State of Higher Education 2022 Report
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Despite recent pandemic disruptions, U.S. adults view higher education as playing a critical role in achieving a great job and a great life. As millions of Americans map their post-pandemic pathways, higher education institutions are poised to have an important impact on the upskilling and reskilling of U.S. adults.

The surveyed groups include:

  • Currently enrolled students: 5,215 adults currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree or associate degree
  • Pre-COVID students: 2,541 adults who were enrolled in a certificate or degree program after high school before COVID-19 but have been unenrolled since
  • Students enrolled during COVID, not currently enrolled: 469 prior students who have been enrolled in a certificate or degree program after high school since COVID-19 began, but are not currently enrolled
  • Prospective students: 3,002 U.S. adults aged 18-59 who have never been enrolled in a certificate or degree program after high school